Photo of the Week – November 23, 2018

The weather here has been really nice the last several days.  We’ve got snow and wind coming later this weekend, but today was a beautiful day.  After spending most of the day indoors, I needed a break, so I headed across town for a prairie hike.  The late afternoon light was very nice, so I checked out my square meter photo plot at Lincoln Creek Prairie, took a few photos within that plot, and then wandered more broadly around the prairie. 

Here are a few photos from today.

Switchgrass seeds (Panicum virgatum).
Roundheaded bushclover (Lespdeza capitata)
Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans) in my square meter plot.
Rosinweed seed heads.  (Silphium integrifolium)
More rosinweed seedheads.
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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.

5 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – November 23, 2018

  1. I’ve wished for years for a field guide that would show only seedheads and fruits. Given your camera skills and your obvious enjoyment of this stage of a plant’s life, maybe you should be the one to do it!


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